North Sails NEWS

June 14, 2019

LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA

A Showcase of Success For North Sails Clients

📸 Carlo Borlenghi

The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta saw North Sails clients do a podium sweep across the three fleets. These results showcase another example of North Sails delivering a new level of performance to superyacht racing.

Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Magic Carpet 3 collected three bullets to win the Performance Class. This Wallycento recently took delivery of a North Helix sail in advance of Palma Vela a few weeks ago. Using Palma Vela as their “dress rehearsal,” according to tactician Jochen Schümann, Magic Carpet 3 was able to dial in their performance to fly past the competition.

In the cruising division, Silencio*, Mariette of 1915*, and Meteor battled it out for four days, with owner Nikita Bourtakov on Silencio*, taking the win after scoring three bullets. Nikita commented; “I’d like to thank the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Loro Piana for creating this amazing platform where people with a shared passion can come and enjoy sailing, we had four days of amazing sailing. I’d like to thank the crew, which was really international, for getting us through the race and achieving this result. We are definitely going to be back next year.”In the Southern Wind division, Grande Orazio* came out on top, just two points ahead of Kiboko Tres and AllSmoke to win the division trophy. This was Kiboko Tres first event, which went well as they consistently improved over the course of the regatta and even won race two. Owner and helm of Grande Orazio* Massimiliano Florio was humbled by his overall victory commenting; “Winning is always nice. Sardinia is an ideal place for sailing, with its courses between the islands and the continuous changes in the wind. I would like to dedicate this victory to the engineer Willy Persico, an almost father-like figure who believed in me and accompanied me on this journey. For me, it is an honour to have brought Grande Orazio to victory.”

📸Carlo Borlenghi